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Batik sample

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Sample of cotton batik with design of Dark blue ground on which the design of conventional birds, butterflies and plants is printed with neutral orange, light yellow orange, black and white.

Provenance

Purchased through Dr.Ananda K. Coomaraswamy for the MFA from the private collection of the Javanese prince Ario Kusumodiningrat, an elder brother of the then reigning sultan is Surakarta (Solo); April 7, 1921

Credit Line

Marianne Brimmer Fund

Indonesian (Javanese), Dutch colonial rule, Late 19th century

Place of Creation

Surakarta, Java, central, Indonesia

Dimensions

49 x 41 cm (19 5/16 x 16 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .41 x .49 +

Accession Number

21.617

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natural dyes; plain weave, hand-drawn (tulis) wax-resist (batik)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles